The onetime chief suspect in the still unsolved Natalee Holloway disappearance has been named as a suspect in the disappearance of a young woman he partied with in Peru. Wow. More on the new missing woman, Stephany Flores Ramirez after the jump.
From CBS News:
Early Wednesday morning, the 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel room located in the avenue Miraflores district of Lima, Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports. According to police reports, Ramirez was brutally stabbed and was found wrapped in a blanket in a pool of blood.
Chief of detectives Col. Miguel Canlla says that Stephany was murdered on Sunday, and the girl’s father, Ricardo Flores, says van der Sloot appears with his daughter in video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday. Hotel employees also told police that they saw van der Sloot with Stephany over the weekend. The hotel room where Ramirez’s body was found was registered under van der Sloot’s name, says the paper.
According to Peruvian immigration officials, van der Sloot departed Peru on Monday. Canlla says Peru is asking Chilean authorities for help in the case. Crimesider has been told that an Aruban prosecutor described van der Sloot as being on the run, but we have been unable to independently confirm it.